While scouring the globe (or at least the Charlotte metro area) for accessories to merchandise our newest model homes, I found that nearly every retailer is featuring gadgets and gizmos adorned with fall’s feathered friends. You cannot walk into any sort of store without finding yourself surrounded by OWLS! From Target to Neiman Marcus, retailers are highlighting this wise bird in every department.
There are even owl options for the do-it-yourself-er. If you would prefer to create your OWN owl fashions and décor, you can visit HGTV’s website for crafty owl ideas.
This latest craze can be seen in fashion, home décor, and even on the music scene. I recently attended the Midtown Music Festival in Atlanta, GA. All marketing materials were adorned with a lovely bespectacled Owl. His big blue feathered face loomed high above the crowd of music lovers.
As with most trends (like white cabinets…see my previous post) all things old are new again! And with the renewed popularity of owls, I could not be happier!
Owls have had a special place in my heart since I was a little girl. My mother collected owls of every shape and size. Her collection of glass, wood, and ceramic owls stretched across the fireplace mantle and throughout the house in artwork, coffee mugs, stuffed animals, and other various knick knacks. I have vivid memories of her 1970’s owl necklaces and pendants. I find the new design trend to be heart-warming, partially because of my own fond childhood memories.
Although Eastwood Homes will not likely be incorporating any feathered options in our Design Center offerings, you are likely to find owls in a few of our latest merchandised model homes. I hope you like them!
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-By Eastwood Homes Charlotte Design Center Manager